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Cauthen: 'I never cut or stabbed nobody'

By Jenny Arnold

Murder suspect David Cauthen told a jury Thursday that he found the body of his estranged girlfriend Brenda Steen in the trunk of her car, but didn’t know how it got there.


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Concrete plants are concern for FOIL members

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – After two years of discussions regarding concrete plants in the Panhandle, an Indian Land advocacy group will hold a community presentation about the issue on Dec. 15.

Nonprofit advocacy group Friends of Indian Land, or FOIL, plans to educate residents and county officials about ongoing problems with four concrete plants in the area.


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Permits down 40 percent from last year ago

Report shows housing slump

By Chris Sardelli

Ripples from the national recession continue to spread through Lancaster County, as construction of new homes and businesses remains down.

According to a report from the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, the amount of building permits requested in Lancaster County for both new homes and businesses has decreased.

Catawba Regional tracks permit trends for single- and multi-family homes and mobile homes, as well as for commercial and industrial properties, in Chester, Lancaster, Union and York counties.


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McGriff to be sworn into County Council

By Chris Sardelli

Lancaster County Council gains a new member Monday night as Charlene McGriff is set to take over as representative for District 2.

McGriff recently won a special election for the seat vacated by former council chair Fred Thomas, who left this summer to become a magistrate court judge.

McGriff bested local business woman Blondale Funderburk in a special Democratic primary for the nomination in September.


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FOIL worried about concrete plants

By Chris Sardelli

Scott Bruntmyer is hoping to grab the attention of Lancaster County officials.

As a member of the nonprofit advocacy group Friends of Indian Land, Bruntmyer has been working to inform county officials about problems he and other residents are having with four concrete plants in the Panhandle. His organization recently sent a letter of complaint to the county about the plants, which are located inside the Highway 521 Perimeter Light Industrial Park.


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St. Luke UMC moves forward with renovation

By Chris Sardelli

It’s been more than two years in the making, but St. Luke United Methodist Church is finally receiving a much-needed renovation.


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A trip of a lifetime for 90 World War II vets

By Jenny Arnold

A crowd is gathered at a gate at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.


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Homeless no more

By Chris Sardelli

Sharelle Durham will never forget the day she lost her home.


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Doster wins art, tourism award

By Jesef Williams

Local artist Cherry Doster has been recognized for her work in promoting art and tourism in the area.

Doster, founder and acting director of the Avant Garde Center for the Arts in Great Falls, is the winner of the 2009 Betty Skeen Hospitality Employee of the Year award from the Olde English District Tourism Commission.

The award was announced at the commission’s annual luncheon, held Nov. 20 in Ridgeway.

“I was surprised and pretty much overwhelmed,” Doster said about the award. “It’s an incredible honor.”


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Lots to do this weekend

By Jenny Arnold

From folk art to breakfast with Santa, there will be plenty of things to do in Lancaster County this weekend.

The Lancaster Folk Art Society will be hosting its second annual show and sale dedicated to Southern folk art. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

The show features folk, outsider and avant-garde art styles and self-taught artists, said organizer Tom Blumer. About 60 artists will be featured.


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